Coinciding with the 125th Anniversary, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery have been awarded further funding from Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund to deliver Finding Our Place: Delivering the vision.

Delivering the vision builds on the work undertaken for the previous Arts Council England grant funded project, Finding Our Place: A new vision for Hastings Museum. For this project the museum created a dynamic and forward-looking vision. To achieve the vision a five-point action plan with realistic timescales and goals was developed with the team. This new funding supports the museum to deliver the goals and transform the museum for the future.

By providing funding the Arts Council is supporting the museum to put the mid-term aims of this plan into action. To do this the project is creating a business plan focussed on diversifying income and building resilience, setting up a collections review framework and associated training to established an effective process of review, and appointing a marketing intern to review current marketing offer and develop new opportunities. We are delighted to be working with the museum again on the management and delivery of the project.

You can join with the celebrations by visiting the exhibitions at the museum from May – September, and on the 16th August attending a family focussed fun day taking you back in time to explore our rich and diverse collections. Visit the museum’s website for more details about the events and exhibitions.